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Jennifer Horsfall, Couples Counsellor & Gestalt Psychotherapist, (incl Online)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JX
07970 746334 Registered / Accredited
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JX

About me

Covid-19 update: I am currently offering all my services online (Zoom, Skype, WhatsAPP) or on the phone.  I am very experienced working online and find it to be effective and helpful for many people.

I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist offering short term and open ended psychotherapy and couples counselling.  I bring 25 years professional experience as a therapist, including working extensively in the NHS and Higher Education.  I am particularly skilled in helping people cope with anxiety arising from times of uncertainty and major life changes.

I have specialist training and skills in working with intimacy and sexual issues that arise within couples and individuals.  My expertise also includes working with unresolved trauma which is underpinned by neuroscience, somatic practices, and mindfulness practices.

My background as a mental health NHS professional means I bring an additional specialism in helping people with depression, generalised anxiety disorder, addictions, and eating issues.  I can also help with work related stress, building resilience and cultivating a more meaningful life.

Informed by training in Gestalt Therapy my approach is holistic.  This can include exploring your feelings, beliefs, dreams, and expressions in your body.  I work relationally, attending to the dynamics between us, and using our therapeutic relationship as a tool for growth.

I provide a dynamic, warm, and professional space in which you can explore past or current issues.  I'm passionate about my work, and believe a balance of support and challenge is essential to making changes.  I practice in a collaborative way, so that together we can create a therapeutic relationship where you feel understood and accepted.

In addition I offer life coaching which can support you in clarifying the direction of your life and take effective action to achieve your potential and optimise your quality of life.  I can help you to recognise and build on existing strengths, and develop effective approaches to your work, relationships and personal wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have substantial professional experience of working with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, often related to trauma.  I have supported many individuals who experience difficulties in relation to: depression, anger, anxiety, bereavement, eating issues, self harming, suicidal thoughts and alcohol/drug issues.  Some of the common themes include loss, lack of control, low self worth and difficulties relating to others.

I hold a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Therapy as well as a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.  I also hold a Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Studies and have specialist skills in working with trauma. I am a professionally trained couples counsellor and a have completed an advanced training in working with couples.  I also have completed a specialist 18 month training on working with intimacy and sexual related issues.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred).  Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness allows me to integrate these approaches into my work if it seems appropriate.  I am a BUPA, WPA, and Aviva registered provider so, if you have insurance you may be eligible for a course of counselling.

I have worked extensively in a variety of NHS settings as a mental health professional and I remain registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).  I also worked at a university creating an innovative Wellbeing Service to support the emotional and psychological needs of students and provided training, supervision and consultancy to staff.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

Investment of:

Individual Session: £50 - £60

Couples Therapy: £65 - £75

Limited concessionary places available.

If employer is paying or legal claim: £65

Initial FREE telephone consultation (up to 20 minutes).

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

As a member of MBACP (Accred) I follow the Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I receive regular professional supervision, and I am committed to continuing professional and personal development.

I am deeply passionate and committed to my work as a psychotherapist, couples counsellor and life coach and believe that all experiences, especially the challenging one's, can lead to growth, insight and healing.

I believe it is important to choose a therapist that you can connect with.  Therefore I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about counselling and psychotherapy so that you can make a decision that is right for you.

In Cheltenham I practice at the Practice Rooms located in the very centre of Cheltenham in a peaceful pedestrian walkway.  It is a beautiful building and provides an ideal therapeutic setting.  In Avening I use a peaceful room set in a beautiful valley with free parking on site.

Based on your specific needs I can offer couples counselling, psychotherapy or coaching, in person or on Skype, so do please make contact if you would like to discuss these options further.

32 Cambray Court
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 1JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime and evening slots available during the week (face to face and online).

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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